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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Vancouver sights by water on this 3-hour zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island. Cross False Creek and admire Siwash Rock, an iconic stone spire located near the Lion’s Gate Bridge. In Vancouver Harbour, learn about the waterfront landmarks. Venture into Deep Cove and the glacial fjord of the Indian Arm, for incredible views of granite cliffs that you can only see by boat. Capture the beauty of Granite Falls and Silver Falls before heading back.
  • 3-hour afternoon zodiac-boat tour from Granville Island
  • Admire the sites of Granville Island by boat
  • Snap up-close shots of Siwash Rock, one of Vancouver’s most photographed formations
  • Head into Deep Cove and the Indian Arm for views of Granite Falls and Silver Falls
  • Admire unique vantage points of top attractions by water
  • Learn about the local history and geology from an informative guide
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Driver/guide
Local guide
Survival suit
Gratuities

Departure Point

1812 Boatlift Ln, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y2, Canada

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Vancouver is a seaside city that should be explored by water. Hop aboard a zodiac boat from Granville Island on this afternoon tour and come away with frame-worthy pictures of iconic landmarks.

 

Get fitted into a survival suit during a safety briefing before stepping into the boat. Your knowledgeable guide shares historical accounts of Granville Island, the Eugenia Building, Bard on the Beach and the Burrard Street Bridge.

 

Cross False Creek and follow the shore along Stanley Park, enjoying boat speeds of up to approx. 25 knots (29 mph/46 kph). Stop near the Siwash Rock, an outcrop located near Third Beach and the Lion’s Gate Bridge, and learn about the history of the natural rock formation.

 

Explore Vancouver Harbour and gain insight into Canada Place, Seaspan, Lion’s Gate Bridge and more. Sail past the Ironworkers Bridge towards Deep Cove.

Enter the glacial fjord of Indian Arm, lined with granite cliff faces — this area is boat-access only and is surrounded by untouched natural British Columbia forests.  

Admire the cascades of Granite Falls from the zodiac (no deboarding), followed by a brief stop at the north end of Indian Arm and the Wigwam Inn.

 

Turn around and enjoy close-up views of Silver Falls. Return voyage on the same route, and take in views of Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Sulphur Pile, Coal Harbour, the Twin Islands, Racoon Island, Buntzen Powerhouse and more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vancouver Water Adventures
Start point of the trip.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Vancouver Harbour
Travel through Vancouver Harbour–and hear about its history–as well as that of the Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place, and Seaspan.
Stop At:  
Siwash Rock
Stop at Siwash Rock and snap a picture of Vancouver's most-photographed natural structure as you learn about the history of the rock formation from your guide.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Deep Cove
Travel through Deep cove.
Pass By:  
Indian Arm
Travel up Indian Arm to witness the beautiful, natural fjord leading to Granite Falls.
Stop At:  
Granite Falls
Stop at Granite Falls and take in views of the steep granite cliffs and untouched natural forests.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Silver Falls
On the return of the trip you'll pass Silver Falls quite closely.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum height of 4 ft tall
  • 48 hour cancellation policy
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vancouver Water Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Granite Falls Zodiac Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Granite Falls Zodiac Tour.

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Granite Falls Tour
Bob
, Jul 2021
Greg was amazing on our tour. He joked with us, gave us an incredible ride and was very informative about the area. It was great to learn about Vancouver history. When they named this province Beautiful British Columbia they were 100% correct. Breath taking beauty. Thank you
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Amazing experience.
Elena_B
, Jul 2021
Amazing experience! Beautiful stunning views. It's exceeded all my expectations! Worth to do and totally recommend it!
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Well worth your time and money
Christine_M
, Jul 2021
Beautiful scenery, some fun local stories and exciting speed and turns on the water. Well worth your time and money.
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Amazing and fun adventure
Nicole_K
, Jul 2021
This was such a fun adventure . Our tour guide Greg was awesome ! We learnt a bunch of fun facts about different areas in Vancouver and he brought lots of laughs . It was fun seeing the city from a different view . I would highly recommend this tour and make sure you request Greg ! 😊
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would encourage people to take visitors on this journey
Cindy_B
, Jul 2021
Amber definitely was a highlight with all her knowledge, and her quaint sense of humour she kept the tour interesting. I really enjoyed the majestic beauty of Indian Arm as well as seeing the city from the water, you see what a beautiful place we live in.
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Great value for anyone, lots of fun!
Addie
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Greg, was outstanding! So much local knowledge and a great presentation of our beautiful coastline. The boat ride was smooth and fun, highly recommended for locals and tourists. Greg made it extra special, kudos to Greg.
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Excellent!
CindyLeigh_T
, Jun 2021
Greg the guide was great! He was funny and personable. The views were amazing! We saw 2 different waterfalls, seals and bald eagles.
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Anton_V
, May 2021
Amazing experience, thanks a lot to our captain Alex, everything was great, will recommend it to everybody, thanks
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Shore line prospective
Bruster
, Sep 2020
Interesting way to see the shore line in Vancouver & 20+ kilometres beyond. Greg, our driver in the Zodiac, provided interesting information without over doing it.
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Beautiful tour
EMN
, Jul 2020
Greg and Alex were informative and funny. They ordered up some beautiful weather to go along with the beautiful setting. My husband who’d lived in Vancouver for 10 years even learned something!
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